The meeting place for Cleantech Companies and Investors | November 23-26 2020 | Online Event

PROGRAMME for Nov 2020 not yet released. 

PROGRAMME – Feb 2020 


TUESDAY, 11.02.2020Residence de France,11 Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 4QP.


Investor-Only Meeting 

15:00Arrival and Registration
15:30 Welcome
Hugh Parnell, Chairman, Cambridge Cleantech; Lionel Grotto, CEO Choose Paris Region
UK, French and Global Cleantech Trends and Panel Discussion
In a context of strong EU cleantech VC growth, Paris shows healthy innovation and funding signals, enabling the possibility to build a strong VC bridge between London and Paris. With booming opportunities in the French Cleantech sector, more and more VC bridges are being built between London and Paris.
15:40 New Kids on the Block: Lessons Learnt from Setting up a new Cleantech Fund
Pippa Gawley, Founder & Director, Zero Carbon Capital
15:55 Looking across the channel: A dynamic and growing French cleantech eco-system
Sevinc Ar Chimot, Cleantech Expert, Choose Paris Region
16:05Building a bridge between London and Paris: Best practices and success stories on how to invest in France with UK-based funds Fabrice Bienfait, Partner, ETF partners
16:20 Discussion Panel:
How can investors collaborate, invest and lead a cross-border cleantech revolution aimed at tackling the imperatives of climate change?
Speakers + panel
Panel: Yann Lagaye, Demeter; Fred Van Beuningen, Managing Partner, Chrysalix Venture Capital
17:00Investor Networking

Open Evening – for all CVD delegates

17:30 Doors Open for all Conference Participants and Registration
18:00Cocktail Reception and Networking
18:05 Welcome from Jean-Christophe Donnellier, Minister Counsellor for economic and financial affairs at the French Embassy, Lionel Grotto, CEO, Choose Paris Region and Martin Garratt, CEO, Cambridge Cleantech
18:10 A successful partnership: Engie/Connected Energy Ltd
18:15LafargeHolcim, Schneider Electric, Capgemini, Bouygues, Demeter: the way they operate and how to develop future collaborations.
18:30 Networking and Cocktail
20:30 Event Closes



KPMG, Number Twenty, Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4QJ.


08:15 – 09:15 Breakfast speed dating session
1-to-1 meetings between selected investors/corporates and SMEs
09:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
09:40Welcome to Cleantech Venture Day
Hugh Parnell, Chairman, Cambridge Cleantech
09:45 Keynote Cleantech Think Piece Address: Raising
our Game: Cleantech Innovation for a Zero
Carbon Future
Followed by Q&A

Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley FRSB, Director of Innovation and Impact, British Antarctic Survey
10:00 Renewable energy and air quality
Solaris Photonics Ltd; Verditek plc; AW-Energy
VH quatrevintreize ; FocalSun ; Vortexiot Ltd

Investor Panel: Pippa Gawley, Zero Carbon Capital;
Jim Totty, Earth Capital
11:00Coffee and Networking
11:30Keynote Cleantech Think Piece Address: Trends in Cleantech in Europe and Beyond
Followed by Q&A

Fred Van Beuningen, Managing Partner, Chrysalix Venture Capital, Rotterdam
11:45Building Tech and Supply Chain Efficiency
CCm Technologies Ltd; TechnoCarbon;
Zedify UK;; Green Unit Ltd; Passiv Pod Ltd

Investor Panel: Andrew Priest, Hewitsons
Mark Riminton, Clean Growth UK
David Houghton, Seedrs
12:45Lunch and Networking
14:00Keynote Cleantech Think Piece Address: Clean Growth UK – the New Programme to Support Clean Growth in the UK
Mark Riminton, Investment Platform Manager, Clean Growth UK
14:15 Circular economy and mobility
Petit Pli ; Cambond Ltd ; Qualus ; Nafici Environmental Research Ltd ; Flit ; Oxwash

Investor Panel: Henry Hunt-Grubbe J A Kemp
Susannah Mcclintock, Sustainable
15:15Tea and Networking
15:45Keynote Cleantech Think Piece Address: Towards the Smart Island Concept, Followed by Q&A
Ian Plenderleith, Group Management Director, Islands Energy Group
16:00Energy Management
BroadBit Batteries; Sylfen
Connected Energy Technologies Ltd; Orxa Grid Ltd; PowerQuad; Origami

Investor Panel: Ian Plenderleith (Islands Energy
Andreas Schimanski (CAT Growth)
Simon Baker, Energy Professional
17:00Wrap up and Invitation to Drinks Reception
17:15Drinks Reception 4th Floor